Video: Former First Lady Laura Bush & Nora and Delia Ephron Give Women the Keys to Personal Transformation at More Magazine's Third Annual Reinvention Convention

Oct 09, 2009, 12:09 ET from MORE MAGAZINE

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More magazine and Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour hosted the third annual Reinvention Convention on October 5, bringing together 600 women interested in revitalizing their careers, finances, style and health.

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The 2009 Convention, held at Pier 60 in New York City, featured a Q&A with the day's emcee, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe, and Former First Lady Laura Bush, who discussed life after the White House. Mrs. Bush advised the current and future First Families that in order to weather the White House storm, "You have to know who you are before you get there. You can't let that noise out there bother you." Brzezinski agreed that that's also the key to successful reinvention.

Also, Nora and Delia Ephron, writers of the recently debuted Off-Broadway play, Love, Loss and What I Wore, gave an entertaining keynote panel highlighting some of their own worst fashion mistakes, sisterhood and the their perspective on women's connections to their purses.

Seymour remarked, "At More, we consider reinvention a natural, even a necessary, part of women's lives. For each of us, it is part of the evolution toward becoming a productive interesting, connected human being who contributes to society and the world." She continued, "It is part of being the kind of women we all are - who just when everyone else is winding down, is winding up!"

More also announced it will take the Reinvention Convention on the road for the first time with events in Washington, D.C. and Chicago during the spring of 2010.

Other speakers for the More Reinvention Convention included:

  • Julia Angwin, technology editor for The Wall Street Journal and the author of Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America.
  • Gail Saltz, M.D., psychiatrist, The New York Times bestselling author and a regular health, sex and relationship contributor to Today.
  • Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health Television, host of Discovery's Fit to Live series, based on her latest book, and featured physician of the award-winning National Body Challenge series
  • Sheila Johnson, founding partner of BET and Global Ambassador for CARE, whose mission is to fight global poverty.
  • Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul, Today contributor, and author of the national bestseller If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails.
  • Jean Chatzky, Today financial editor, consulting money editor for More, and a columnist for New York Daily News. She is the author of six books including two New York Times bestsellers.
  • Nancy G. Brinker, founding chair of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control, appointed by the World Health Organization.
  • Trudy Sullivan, president and CEO of The Talbots, Inc., overseeing all aspects of the Company's operations.
  • Oscar Blandi, celebrity hair stylist, owner of the Oscar Blandi Salon on Madison Avenue and creator of a namesake line of hair products.
  • Tim Quinn, celebrity face designer and National Director of Creative Artistry for Giorgio Armani beauty.

Sponsors included Wells Fargo, Talbots, Toyota, Sex & A Healthier You, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics and media partner The Wall Street Journal.